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Species Information

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Asclepias crassinervis N.E.Br.
(name current 2016)


Growth form: Shrub
Restricted distribution within southern Africa
Swaziland distribution: highveld only
Other uses

Red Data Book Information:
Status: DD Distribution: Mbabane, Usuthu Forest, Komati Pass, Maphalaleni Reported to occur in Swaziland.

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Asclepias crassinervis - Unbranched, leaning or prostrate, usually less than 30 cm long, slightly rough-hairy. Leaves turning upwards, tapering to both ends, up to 9 cm long x 1,5 cm wide, midrib broad, conspicuous. inflorescences usually two or three at end of shoot, among end leaves, few-flowered; flower-stalks up to 1 cm long, stout; corolla lobes reflexed, ivory, grey, mauve Or greenish; corona lobes blunt, maroon or purplish.

* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.

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